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    Highland Alternatives

    Highland is described as 'With Highland, crafting a perfectly-formatted screenplay is as simple as writing an email. Just type. Highland will make it look good' and is a Text Editor in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Highland for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android. The best alternative is KIT Scenarist, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Highland are JotterPad (Freemium), Celtx (Freemium), Final Draft (Paid) and Trelby (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 7, 2022

    1. KIT Scenarist is a free and open source application for creating screenplays on desktops and commercial on mobiles. KIT Scenarist is a fully-featured studio for creating movie screenplays.
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    2. Designed for creative writers, JotterPad is a plain text editor without the fuss and distraction of a word processor. It is perfect for writing books, novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Based on the Firefox engine, supports standards, visual storyboarding, production scheduling, publication & international languages MUI support. Free tutorials, videos & wiki are available from the site. There is a very helpful community too.
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    3. Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. * Screenplay editor: Enforces correct script format and pagination, auto-completion, and spell checking.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.2, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. The highest-rated screenwiting app on the Mac App Store comes to iOS! Slugline is a minimal, distraction-free environment for the most important part of screenwriting—the writing part.
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    5. Collaborative screenwriting for everyone* *Great for solo writers as well!
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      pasanov It just works on more platforms (in fact, all of them), and has many more options.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

    6. STARC - A smooth yet powerful screenwriting experience for devoted authors. With only wanted features and native workflow it runs faster than all your previous apps combined.
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    7. Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software is a complete application for writing motion picture screenplays, including tools for outlining, organizing, and navigating, plus extensive screenplay formatting and robust tools for managing rewrites and revisions.
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